Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Winners Selected for 'A Taste of India' Blog Hop!


To celebrate the launch of the brand new ‘A Taste of India’ range from Sheena Douglass, we had a gigantic blog hop with some fabulous prizes!

Crafter's Companion Blog Winners:  We randomly selected two winners from this blog.

Winner #1: One set from 'A Taste of India' Collection Winner's Choice ~
ZuluYankee said...
All of these images are so pretty! I can't wait to get stamping!

 Winner #2: One set from 'A Taste of India' Collection Winner's Choice ~
Jean Bullock said...
Beautiful stamps and the designers did a great job.

Designers Blog Winners:

'Henna' Stamp Set Winner: Selected from Lori Barnett's Blog:
lisa808 said...Gorgeous image and coloring.
April 17, 2014 at 4:45 PM


'Henna Mango' Stamp Set Winner: Selected from Allie Gower's Blog:
Denise Bryant
April 19, 2014 at 10:11 pmGorgeous card! I love the rich colors!

'Mandala' Stamp Set Winner: Selected from Christiana Reuling's Blog:

            Sue G  April 19, 2014 at 2:30 AM
Love the way the images are layered.

'Indian Arches' Stamp Set Winner: Selected from Swarup Murthy's Blog:
grammypat  Saturday, April 19, 2014
Love the way your colouring makes one feel like the are entering the place -- really inviting . Great

'Marching Elephants' Stamp Set Winner: Selected from Trena Brannon's Blog:
Pandora said...Thank you for sharing your technique for this beautiful card! If you had not told me I never would have known how many layers you had on it. I also adore what you did with the tiger from this same line - super creative!April 18, 2014 at 8:33 AM

'Tiger Tiger' Stamp Set Winner: Selected from Giovana Smith's Blog:
Anne said...
Wowza! I LOVE your card!
APRIL 20, 2014 AT 11:23 AM


Winners selected above, please send your name, mailing address and selected stamp set to prizes@crafterscompanion.com so we can get your gift on its way!  

If you didn't win this time (or you maybe you want to add a few more products from this range to your collection), we’ve put together some fabulous multibuys across the range as well as a special launch offer available for a limited time only! Can’t decide which elements from the range that you’d like? You’ll save 28% with our fabulous Embossing Folders and CD Collection! The full range is available to purchase online now! Click here to view the full range!

Make sure you keep checking here on our blog, visit our Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter for more sneak peeks, inspirations, and news!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tutorial: Coloring with Distress Inks

This month's Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog theme is Floral theme.  Trena made this amazing card using the Sheena Douglass - Paint Fusion Stamp Set - Tulip


She started with coloring the sky using Distress inks and a blender tool onto Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock - this is the base piece. She made the cloud template with a scalloped die cut.



Next, she stamped the flower images over the sky, now worrying about overlap since she was going to paper piece over the base. She stamped the images a second time onto Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock.




Next she colored with Distress ink pads and a stylus tool, blending colors by lightly building color directly on the cardstock. Starting with the lightest color, she colored the entire image. Then she added the darker color and darkest color, then came back in and blended with the lightest color. She colored both the base and pieces to be cut out. You don't need to worry about staying inside the lines for the images since they will be cut out. 



She colored the stems with Spectrum Noir MarkersCG1 and CG2.
Distress ink pads used:
leaves: shabby shutters, forest moss
pedals: mustard seed, spiced marmalade, fired brick

After cutting out the pieces, She edged them with a black water-based marker and attached the pieces at bottom portion of the image. After it dried, she bent them up. This adds wonderful dimension to a single layer base.




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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Weekly Recap... more from A Taste of India

We hope you have enjoyed our blog hop this weekend featuring the new range from Sheena Douglass called 'A Taste of India'.  Click HERE for the blog hop post and don't forget to leave comments on that post and on all the designers blogs for your chance to win these beautiful stamp set!




By: Allie Gower
A Taste of India Stamps: Indian Arches
Spectrum Noir Markers: GG1, EB1, IG1, EB2, PP1, PP2, BT1, IG2

Ink: Delicata Golden Glitz, Radiant Neon Electric Orange, Electric Pink





By: Christiana Reuling
A Taste of India Stamp Set: Tiger Tiger

Spectrum Noir Markers: PP1, PP2, CG3Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils: 62, 63, 44, 45, 48, 51



By: Tenia Nelson
A Taste of India Stamp Set - Henna Mango
Spectrum Noir Markers: OR2, OR3, LG4, LG5, BT4
Sentimentals- Imagine



Make sure you keep checking here on our blog, visit our Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter for more sneak peeks, inspirations, and news!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

A Taste of India Release Day and Blog Hop!


To celebrate the launch of the brand new ‘A Taste of India’ range from Sheena Douglass, we’ve put together some fabulous multibuys across the range as well as a special launch offer available for a limited time only! Can’t decide which elements from the range that you’d like? You’ll save 28% with our fabulous Embossing Folders and CD Collection! The full range is available to purchase online now! Click here to view the full range!

But before you go shopping... you'll want to see the fabulous blog hop our designers have put together today!   Then, scroll down to the bottom of this post to see the fantastic prize opportunities we have in store for you.

   
   
  
   

  
    

   

  


   



Prize Information ~ Comment to Win!

1) We will
randomly select SIX (6) comments from the designers blog hop posts and each will win one of the great new sets from 'A Taste of India' Range.
2) We will also randomly select TWO (2) comments from this blog post, and each winner will have their choice from the beautiful 'A Taste of India' stamp sets.


Participants may add comments to any of the blog hop posts here on the Crafter's Companion Blog or the designers blogs, now through Monday, April 21st until 11pm (ET)/8pm (PT).


Winners will be selected on Tuesday (April 22nd) and announced right here on the Crafter's Companion Blog on Wednesday, April 22nd.
  

Winners must send an email to claim their prize (information will be provided with the announcement on Wednesday).  

Make sure you keep checking here on our blog, visit our Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter for more sneak peeks, inspirations, and news!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Final Day of Sneak Peeks for A Taste of India!

Are you inspired yet?  This week has just been jam packed with wonderful sneak peeks from both our Education and Inspiration Design Teams... and today is our final day of Sneak Peeks because tomorrow is the big release day AND... a blog hop to celebrate the new Sheena Douglass range A Taste of India!


By: Chrissie Tobas
A Taste of India Stamp Sets: Mandala
Spectrum Noir Markers: BT3, BT5, IG1, CR2, CR3, CR4, CR5
Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils: 001, 009, 062, 061, 063




By: Giovana Smith
A Taste of India Set: Mandala, Henna
Spectrum Noir Markers: CG1, CG2, CG3, GB4, GB6
CR9, CR10, LV1, LV2, TB2, TB3.
Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils: 058, 059. 107, 065, 068, 079


By: Laurel Beard
Taste of India Stamp Set: Tiger Tiger
Memento Fireworks Spray: Ladybug, Tangelo, Tuxedo Black, London Fog
Watercolor Crayons; Paper: High Gloss Cardstock
Gun Metal Embossing Folder Embossalicious
Spray and Sparkle - Iridescent

Our final sneak peeks of the week are from:

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